One gold and five silver medals for the DO León wines at the 2020 Vinduero-Vindouro Awards
The rosé ‘Gurdos’ achieved the highest distinction in a contest in which the ‘Albaricus’, Peregrino ’and‘ Pincerna ’, from Albarín, and the red‘ Galgo Negro ’and‘ Pincerna Somiller ’, both by Prieto Picudo, also shone.
Six wines of the León Denomination of Origin were awarded a gold medal and five silver in the sixteenth edition of the International Wine Competition-Vinduero-Vindouro Awards, which is organized annually in the Salamanca town of Trabanca, located in Arribes del Duero, very close to the Spanish-Portuguese border. More than a thousand wines attended the 2020 edition of the most important contest of those held in both countries, representing more than eighty geographical mentions and protected designations of origin of the wine-producing territories of Spain and Portugal, two countries that are twinned annually through of wine in this singular appointment.
It is, in the case of the most important award among those achieved by the representation of the Denomination of Origin León, del Gurdos (Gondonzello-Gordoncillo), a rosé made by the traditional method of mothering, characteristic and exclusive of this production area, that added 94.30 points out of 100. The silver medals for the three whites of the Albarín variety are for the Pincerna (Pincerna SL-Grajal de Campos), with 89.55 points; Albaricus (Vitis Velado-Castrotierra de Valmadrigal), with 88.40, and Peregrino (Gordonzello-Gordoncillo), with 88.25. The reds Pincerna Sumiller 2018 (Pincerna SL-Grajal de Campos) also won a silver medal, with 88.60 points, in the category of more than 6 and less than 14 months of aging, and for the Galgo Negro 2018 (Vitis VeladoCastrotierra de Valmadrigal), with 89.20, in this case in the category of more than 14 months of aging.
To these awards must be added the five gold medals obtained by some of these and other DO León wines awarded by the En Femenino jury – only the women who make up the general panel of sixty international tasters – which are for the Albaricus ( 93.60 points) and Pincerna (90.00) in the case of whites, for Gurdos (95.90) and Tampesta (90.25), from Bodegas y Viñedos Tampesta (Valdevimbre), in the category of the rosés, and for the Galgo Negro (90.80) in reds.
The results obtained in this and other international competitions for the white, rosé and red wines of the indigenous grape varieties Albarín and Prieto Picudo demonstrate the enormous potential of the two wine companies of reference for the León Denomination of Origin and their important advance in the conquest of prestige by international critics. In this sense, it should be remembered that in the 2019 edition the wines of the DO León harvested two gold and three silver medals in this contest.